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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Jamie, Jan 2, 2005.
Something like this?
Nova Scotia on Explorer
I have gone through a lot of pages, not many recent naked pics. Nice orange one on 11/10 but since then almost all luggage. I would like to aquire a Wee, but would be making it as light as possible and doing lots of two-track. Aggressive tires and skid plate and crash bars.
I guess I would like it to be a dirtbike that is great on the street. I did a 1500 mile road trip on my DR650 and would not like to do it again, so a real street bike that can do mild dirt riding might be the answer.
ARAMID is another name for Kevlar which is used in several brands of super expensive jeans as well as some bullet proof vests. It has hundreds of uses and it's extremely strong in tensile use. It would therefore work well in tires as it would keep the tire in shape and therefore help to keep temperature in check (says me the armchair professor). I've heard good reports on the E705's. Were your 705's prefixed with " E "? I run Anakee 2 and am most satisfied with grip and milage.
You are very lucky with cheap tires in the US. Here in OZ most brand of rears cost on average AU$190-250, some are a little more. I have seen TKC90's once at $309 for rear only!!!
WOW,$300 for a rear tire !!
I can outfit my sidecar rig and my vstrom for that much!.
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Photo shot a few months back, St. Fillins, Perthshire, Scotland.
Austria, September 2012.
Ben Lawers, Perthshire, Scotland;
Ok guys I pulled the secondary butterflies out of my 06 Vee. Took it out for few mile ride. Wow. Much smoother throttle, better rev. Pulls all the way to redline smoothly. I am going to get a dyson run and tune to make sure it's not too lean. I have the airbox snorkel pulled, two brothers exhaust and powercommander 3 USB. Front wheel comes up just under throttle. But it's much smoother just riding around town. Once I get the Dino tune it should get mpg and a lot more power. So far I really like it. Stay tuned!!!!,,
Northern New Mexico on a wet September day.
Rusty - have you checked out the off road vstrom thread? May be what you're looking for. I had my Wee back to the mountain yesterday. Roads too rough for passenger cars, but not bad enough for 4wd; couple stream crossings. With a set of Anakees or Shinkos the Wee does well enought for anything in my area. My skills are much more limiting than the bike.
Looks like you chose a nice one!!
Nice bike! Enjoy it. I remember the feeling! (I can see it in your eyes!!)
Suzuki V-Strom........one of the most hidious looking bikes ever to make it to market.
Found one with a little potential though........once he gets that rear wheel changed to
Been contemplating spokes. More ground clearance would be a huge improvement overall for my type of riding.
up at craigs hut, victoria Australia
Any idea what the rear hub is off of........
The bike i posted has 2 x LHS fork legs off of a Honda XR400 fitted(for brake caliper on both sides)
and a one off Wilbers long travel shock!
BINGO! Thanks Longbeard.